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  • v. to be threatening, to be imminent

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Examples

  • Will it be said by you, that it is inconsistent with a patriot's wish, a patriot's duty, to become the means of dispelling the clouds of ignorance which hang over the State, and admitting the lights of education, which would continue to grow brighter and brighter, until their effulgence would shine on every inhabitant of the State?

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. I

  • The closest I could get to Clyde Nunley's corpse without climbing down into the grave — which might have destroyed or damaged evidence — was to hang over the edge with my hand extended to him.

    Grave Surprise

  • Dead and uprooted pine-trees hang over sheer cliffs.

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • Lord deliver me from my sins, and from all those judgments which hang over my head, as due unto me for them, and separate them as far from thy presence as the east is from the west! bury them in the burial of

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.

  • The landscape was clothed in a mild and quiet light, in which the woods and fences checkered and partitioned it with new regularity, and rough and uneven fields stretched away with lawn-like smoothness to the horizon, and the clouds, finely distinct and picturesque, seemed a fit drapery to hang over fairy-land.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • That is, they substitute for it, something or other, a feeling, notion, sentiment, conviction, an act of reason, which they may hang over and doat upon.

    God's Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious

  • “Let them be called Janizaries, (Yengi cheri, or new soldiers;) may their countenance be ever bright! their hand victorious! their sword keen! may their spear always hang over the heads of their enemies! and wheresoever they go, may they return with a white face!”

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • They have those well-designed folding racks that hang over doors and radiators to air-dry their clothes.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Moreover, we forgive the people three years’ taxes, and do thou set up kitchens all around about the city walls373 and bid the kitcheners hang over the fire all kinds of cooking pots and cook all manner of meats, continuing their cooking night and day, and let all comers, both of our citizens and of the neighbouring countries, far and near, eat and drink and carry to their houses.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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